Marketplace AM for November 7, 2006

Episode Description 

Talent shortage

The most valuable commodity in the business world is talent, and commentator Adrian Wooldridge says there just isn't enough of it to go round.
Posted In: Jobs

Business travelers shy away from U.S.

A new report says tighter security measures have caused many business travelers to bypass America in favor of other countries. Diantha Parker looks at plans to woo them back.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Selling bonds to save lives

Celebrities, investors and even the Pope will be among the first to buy a new type of bond in London today as part of an innovative vaccination program for the developing world. But the U.S. isn't taking part. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

House of Blues . . . sold

The venue known for its cry of "Unity in Diversity" has given way to the forces of consolidation. The last major holdout in the live events industry sold for $354 million — probably bad news for bands and concertgoers. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Corruption's ties to poverty

A new report says corruption in the developing world puts a major damper on economic development. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

Record auctions expected

New York's two biggest auction houses could witness record transactions over the next two days thanks to a red-hot art market. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

A Dow was born

This week in 1851, the founder of the Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones Industrial Average came into the world. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

Bridging India's digital divide

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer arrives in India today to push some different ideas about corporate social responsibility — and a smart long-term business plan. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

IEA goes nuclear

For the first time in its 32-year history, the IEA has called on the world to create more nuclear energy. Carola Hoyos of the Financial Times says it's not surprising.
Posted In: Canada

YouTube to go?

Verizon is negotiating to deliver videos from the popular YouTube site directly to your cell phone. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Science

Green cars at your service

A new car service in New York City will cost more than a cab, but you can ride with a cleaner environmental conscience — not to mention an iBook and Wi-Fi. Lisa Napoli has details.
Posted In: New York